Child on cowl of ‘Nevermind’ sues Nirvana alleging little one pornography

Spencer Elden, the man who appears as a naked baby on Nirvana’s “Nevermind” album, is suing the band for the photo of child pornography.

The lawsuit, filed Monday in the US District Court for the Central District of California, accuses Nirvana of violating federal child pornography laws in using the image and is calling for a jury trial.

30-year-old Elden is seeking $ 150,000 in damages from each of the 15 named defendants, including Nirvana, Warner Records, Universal Records, band members Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic, Courtney Love (executor of Kurt Cobain’s estate), Guy Oseary and Heather Parry (as administrators of Cobain’s estate).

Spencer Elden, the man whose unusual baby portrait was used on one of the most iconic album covers of all time, Nirvana’s “Nevermind,” filed a lawsuit alleging that the nude photo portrayed child pornography. The image shown is a cropped version.

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Elden’s attorney said at least 40 or 50 photos were taken at the time, but the image selected showed Elden “like a sex worker – reaching for a dollar bill dangling from a fishhook in front of his bare body.”

The filing claims that Elden and his parents did not sign a release allowing use of the images.

Elden’s lawyer claimed he suffered from the album cover and will continue to suffer lifelong damage.

Elden recreated the photo more than once, most recently for the 25th anniversary of the album. At the time he said he wanted to pose naked, but the photographer “thought it was strange”.

Elden had expressed mixed feelings about the album cover but had never referred to it as child pornography.

According to the lawsuit, Nirvana sold more than 30 million copies of Nevermind.

Universal Media Group and Warner Music Group, the parent company of Warner Records, did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Julio Jones sued by hashish firm alleging fraud, cash laundering

Tennessee Titans wide receiver Julio Jones is being sued by a cannabis company in connection with alleged fraud and money laundering, according to court documents The Tennessean received late Tuesday night.

Genetixs, a California-based cannabis company, filed a lawsuit in the Los Angeles County Superior Court on July 21, which named Jones, his former Atlanta Falcons teammate, Roddy White, and White’s firm, SLW Holdings, among the defendants. SLW Holdings is one of the five members of Genetixs.

The lawsuit alleges that the defendants illegally administered and operated the Genetixs facility and have not reported any cannabis sales since March 2021. Genetixs estimates that about $ 3 million a month in cannabis has been harvested and illegally sold since then.

Jones and White, who were teammates with the Falcons from 2011 to 2015, are accused of working with a man named John Van Beek and his son Shaun Van Beek to run a black market cannabis operation through the Genetixs facility. Jones and White had invested in Genetixs, according to the documents through White’s SLW Holdings.

John Van Beek was hired by Genetixs in March 2020 as the on-site manager and operator of its rented facility in Desert Hot Springs, California. He is accused of breach of contract, failure to report cannabis sales and failure to provide the company with budgets, bills, expenses and other paperwork, according to the lawsuit.

A government inspection of the facility found numerous violations and John Van Beek was fired in March 2021.

The Van Beeks allegedly disabled cameras in the facility while it was in operation and at some point prevented a new manager from entering, the complaint said.

Without the consent of Genetixs, the defendants are accused of having given up the facility and handed over the premises to the landlord. They “stole, removed and abused Genetixs cannabis” from 22 crops and allegedly damaged machinery, equipment and other valuables, property valued at millions of dollars, the documents said.

Among others, Jones, White, the Van Beeks and other defendants are sued:

  • Conspiracy to cheat
  • Change
  • Violation of the duty of loyalty
  • Aid to breach of duty of loyalty and fraud
  • Violation of the member’s duty of good faith
  • Unjustified enrichment
  • accounting
  • Exemption from assessment
  • Civil conspiracy to commit fraud
  • Injunctive relief

Genetixs calls for general, criminal and exemplary claims for damages and injunctive relief.

The Titans were not immediately available for comment late Tuesday night.

The Titans acquired Jones in a deal with the Falcons last month, a move that gives Tennessee a dynamic offensive on paper for 2021. 32-year-old Jones, a two-time all-pro selection of the first team and seven-time professional bowler, established himself with the Falcons (2011-20) as one of the best wide receivers of his generation in a decade.

Jones was number 6 overall in Atlanta in 2011.

Ben Arthur reports on the Tennessee Titans for the USA TODAY Network. Contact him at barthur@gannett.com and follow him on Twitter at @benyarthur.

Deal reached in swimsuit alleging James Franco sexual misconduct | Leisure

The two sides had been debating an agreement for several months and progress in the process had been halted while they spoke. Emails to several lawyers on both sides asking for comments on the agreement and further details of the terms were not immediately returned.

In a previous court case, while praising the #MeToo movement that inspired the lawsuit, Franco’s lawyers described their claims as “false and flammable, legally unfounded and a class action lawsuit with the obvious aim of attracting as much public attention as possible” – hungry claimants. “They indicated that Tither-Kaplan had previously thanked him for the opportunity to work with Franco.

Franco’s production company Rabbit Bandini and its partners, including Vince Jolivette and Jay Davis, are also named as defendants in the lawsuit.

The allegations of sexual exploitation of other plaintiffs in the class action lawsuit are dismissed without prejudice, which means they may be re-filed, the joint status report said.

The fraud allegations made by these plaintiffs are “subject to limited clearance,” the document states, with no further details or clarification.

The document does not specify how much money may be involved in the deal, which the parties will be filing for preliminary court approval by March 15.